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Birger Stamperdahl

President & CEO

Birger Stamperdahl joined Give2Asia in 2006 and has served as its President & CEO since 2014. Birger works directly with donors, foundations, and corporations seeking to build strategic charitable partnerships across the Asia-Pacific.  As a leading advocate for locally-led philanthropy, Birger has spoken to audiences at Stanford PACS, the World Affairs Council, the Council on Foundations, the Asia Venture Philanthropy Network, and the Conference Board.

Prior to joining Give2Asia, Birger had a successful PR career in Silicon Valley. As a Vice President at Porter Novelli, a global marketing and communications firm, he advised such clients as HP, EMC, McAfee, and BMC. Birger holds degrees in Journalism and Political Science from the University of New Hampshire.

Rick Schawelson

Director of Business Development

Rick Schawelson joins Give2Asia with over 38 years’ experience working throughout Asia with extensive concentration in China. In 1987, Rick cofounded one of the of the first foreign wholly owned factories in China manufacturing shoes and building it into the largest supplier of their category to K-Mart, Walmart and Payless shoes. Since selling his factory, My Schawelson has taken on many consulting roles including work with HSBC Global Asset Management to launch one of the most successful China funds launched in HSBC’s history. He was appointed as CEO of PCCWs e-commerce business after their purchase of Cable & Wireless, building and eventually integrating the business into the parent company. As an advisor to Global Sources, Rick advised key customers on buying and sourcing strategies with half of the 60 companies he advised generating over US$1 billion in revenue. Rick was the Hong Kong Chief Representative and remains on the Board of Galaxaco China Group, a boutique advisory and investment firm specializing in turnkey industrial projects for overseas investors in China. His latest role before moving back to the US was Managing Director of supply Chain at Amber Kinetics with responsibility for all aspects of the Asia Pacific Supply Chain Operations. Upon moving back to the USA he took on the role of President and COO of Santa Fe Farms whose mission is to create a sustainable alternatives to tree based pulp in paper, packing and other tree based materials.

Tan Jun 谭军

Chief Operating Officer, China 中国事务首席运营官

Tan Jun has 20 years of experience working in financial management, auditing, project investment and risk control. At Give2Asia, Tan Jun is responsible for project risk control, financial management of Give2Asia’s China Representative Office, communication with relevant government departments, and overseeing daily operations. He also maintains good relations with government departments, banks, and other authorities.

Anita Toy

Chief Representative, Give2Asia Australia

Anita Toy has over 15 years’ experience in corporate giving and private philanthropy. She joined Give2Asia (USA) in 2017 as a Country Advisor connecting international donors and philanthropists to charitable causes in Australia and New Zealand.

Prior to joining Give2Asia, Anita worked for the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group for 14 years where she managed the organisation’s community investment program across 32 countries and strategically partnered with charitable organisations to achieve social impact. Anita holds a Bachelor Degree in Business.

Cathy Wu

Director of Finance & Administration

Li Xing 黎兴

China CEO 首席执行官

Li Xing brings a wealth of experience from the energy, commodity and financial sectors to his role in Give2Asia. Previously, he was in the business sector and has been working in investment bank and trading companies for more than 15 years in organizations such as Deutsche Bank, BP and Mercuria Group in Beijing and Singapore. Li Xing holds a MBA from Durham Business School in the UK.

Carol Yang (Xiao Qing)

Vice President & China Chief Representative 副总裁 中国首席代表

Minnie Yeung

Chief Representative, Give2Asia Foundation Ltd. (Hong Kong SAR PRC)

Minnie Yeung joined Give2Asia in 2019 to lead Give2Asia Foundation Limited in Hong Kong SAR PRC. Her role is to ensure that the Foundation serves the local community’s needs, working with donors, family foundations, major corporations, local partners, and networking with high net-worth individuals. Before joining Give2Asia, Minnie founded a successful media group. Minnie trained as a classical pianist at the Beijing Music Academy.

Global Team

Yvette Camba

Philanthropy Associate

Yvette Camba manages Give2Asia’s Friends Fund program. She also provides administrative support, monitors and updates grant portfolios with Give2Asia grantees, and conducts research for business development and background checks for due diligence requirements.

Previously, Yvette worked at the International Finance Corporation working with both private and public sector projects. She then moved to the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development on policy and development programs in partnership with the Government of the Philippines. A nurse by profession, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from San Beda University Manila in 2011 and earned her professional license in the same year.

Tiffany Cao

Senior Philanthropy Advisor

Tiffany holds a Master's in International Education Development from University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in International Relations from Stanford. Prior to Give2Asia, she worked in the private sector developing social impact partnerships. Her previous experiences include interning with UNICEF's Education and Nutrition sections in Timor-Leste and working with Bay Area education nonprofits.

Jill Chang

Local Advisor, China-Taiwan

As an advisor on Give2Asia's Family Philanthropy team, Jill helps individual donors achieve their international giving goals. In her previous roles at Give2Asia, Jill oversaw Give2Asia's advisor network across 23 countries and served as a Regional Advisor. Jill has 15 years of international experience in diverse industries including sports, state government, and non-profits. She is also a published author and public speaker. Her book “Quiet is A Superpower” was a #1 bestseller and is being translated into different languages. Jill is a fellow of Harvard SEED for Social Innovation and was featured in Girls in Tech Taiwan 40 Under 40 in 2018.  Jill holds a Master's degree in Sports Management from University of Minnesota. She is based in Taipei.

Julia Cisneros

Office Administrator

Julia is the Office Administrator at Give2Asia. Previously, she worked as an Administrative Assistant at the Philanthropic Ventures Foundation in Oakland, CA. Her passion for helping others has lead her to the non-profit sector where she has worked as an office professional for over 3 years.

Annly Duong

Grant Operations Manager

Annly helps donors achieve their international giving goals. She originally joined Give2Asia in May 2020 as the Office Administrator. Prior to joining Give2Asia, Annly worked in project management in the construction industry. She received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from San Jose State University.

Grace Harn

Philanthropy Associate

Grace holds an Honors Bachelor of Science in Physiology and Pharmacology from the University of Toronto. She initially joined Give2Asia in 2022 as an intern with the Friends Fund team. Her background experiences include healthcare administration in the primary care setting and project coordination in the medical biotechnology sector. In 2023, she went on a medical mission trip to Ukraine, collaborating with the Christian Medical Association of Ukraine to provide care for refugees and low-income families. Grace is fluent in English, Taiwanese, and Mandarin.

Onur Kaya

IT Consultant

Allison Whitt

Marketing Manager

Allison is an accomplished marketing professional with a proven track record of leading cross-functional teams to develop impactful marketing strategies and drive business growth. She holds an MPA in Nonprofit Management from CSU Northridge and a BA in International Relations from Marymount Manhattan College.

Kou Rong Huan (Coco) 寇荣环

Operations Manager & Business Development Manager, China 运营经理 战略发展经理

Tang Luna 唐璐娜

Senior Program Manager, China 高级项目经理

Luna is responsible for managing G2A China programs on a wide range of program areas, providing donor stewardship and grant making related services, developing and delivering other advisory services, and providing support to the whole China team. Previously, she worked on business cooperation and project management in environmental and energy-saving industry and worked on business cooperation in a commercial trading company.

Cao Muhan 曹牧涵

Program Manager 项目经理助理

As a Program Manager in Give2Asia's China Representative Office, Cao Muhan is responsible for managing assigned programs/grants and supporting the China team. She previously worked as an associate financial manager in charge of accounting and tax management in a life-insurance company. Cao's experience includes managing general ledgers, carrying out internal and external financial reports, examining and verifying invoices for reimbursement, and assisting with financial analysis.

Meiling Nan 南美玲

Program Manager, China 助理项目经理

Meiling serves as a Program Manager's in Give2Asia's China Representative Office. Prior to joining Give2Asia, she worked in the education field and engaged in volunteer work in Sri Lanka, the U.K., and parts of China. Meiling holds a Masters in Education from University College London and a B.A. in English Linguistics from China University of Petroleum.

Mi Nan 糜楠

Senior Finance Manager & Risk Control Manager, China 高级财务经理 风控经理

Mi Nan joined Give2Asia’s Beijing Representative Office in 2018 as a financial manager. She is responsible for financial, tax and due diligence of the Beijing Representative Office, and monitors the whole process. Prior to joining the Beijing Representative Office, Mi Nan worked at the Galaxaco China Group Beijing office. This is a representative office of a wholly-owned US company in China that entered China in 1995 and invests in China for large global enterprises or investors. At the Beijing office, she conducted due diligence in the early stage, coordinated communication with government departments and banks, and supervised the project in the later stages.

Xia Tian 夏天

Program Manager & Communication Manager, China 项目经理 传播经理

Board of Directors

George SyCip

Board Chairman, Give2Asia; Board Member, Give2Asia Foundation HKSAR

Mr. SyCip advises a variety of companies in their cross-border endeavors between the US/Europe and Asia. Mr. SyCip assumed the role of Board Chairman in August 2016 after having served as a Board Director since 2005.
Prior to setting up his own offices, Mr. SyCip had a career in banking, including serving as CFO of United Savings Bank, a leading provider of banking services to California’s Asian communities and a major originator of home mortgages in the State. He currently sits on the corporate boards for Bank of the Orient in San Francisco, Cityland Development Corporation, Paxys, Inc., Premiere Horizon Alliance Corporation, Sinag Global Energy Corp., and Spence & Co. Ltd.
Mr. SyCip currently serves on the board of several international and Asia-focused nonprofits, including the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction in New York, Global Heritage Fund in San Francisco, and the US-Philippines Society in Washington DC. He has also served as Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco’s Social Services Department. He was Director and Treasurer of the San Francisco Education Fund and the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library and served on Stanford University’s Institute for International Studies Advisory Board, as well as Grameen Foundation USA's Philippine Advisory Council.

Elisabeth Kvitashvili

Vice Chair, Give2Asia

Elisabeth Kvitashvili is an accomplished development professional with global humanitarian and crisis response leadership and field operations expertise spanning more than 35 years. A career Senior Foreign Service Officer who served as USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka and the Maldives as well as Russia, she also served in Pakistan, Honduras, Russia, Italy, and Afghanistan before retiring in October 2015. She also served as Deputy Assistant Administrator in USAID’s Bureau for Middle East with oversight of the Iraq, Jordan and Yemen portfolios, Humanitarian Affairs Counselor to the U.S. Ambassador, USUN-Rome and Deputy Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance.
While in Afghanistan, 2002-2003, she led USAID’s reconstruction program. In the mid-1980’s she was based in Peshawar, Pakistan where she designed the USAID Cross Border Humanitarian Assistance Program for Afghanistan. During 1997-1998, she traveled throughout Afghanistan undertaking humanitarian assessments with the UN. She has also spent significant field time in the North and South Caucasus, Iraq, Nepal, Bosnia, Rwanda, Burundi, the DRC, Ethiopia and Eritrea working primarily on humanitarian and conflict-related programs.
She has been an adjunct at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and most recently Georgetown University where she taught a graduate-level course on conflict.
In retirement, Elisabeth advises a number of for-profit and non-profit organizations with development and humanitarian programs in the Middle East and volunteers at the International Rescue Committee on refugee resettlement.
She holds a master’s degree in Near East Studies from the University Of London School Of Oriental and African Studies and a diploma in international relations from Paris University School of Political Science.

Raymond Leung

Board Chairman, Give2Asia Foundation HKSAR

Dr. Raymond Leung serves as board member of Give2Asia U.S. and Chairman of Give2Asia Hong Kong which provides a broad platform for improving the quality of life of children in low-income areas in Asia. Dr. Leung has mentored more than 1,000 young graduate students over last 25 years; a number of whom have gone on to become leaders in their own right in advanced technology sectors in Hong Kong and China.

Dr. Raymond Leung received his engineering doctorate (EngD) from the City University of Hong Kong. He is the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Altai Technologies Limited, which is a privately held high technology company focused on the design, development, and marketing of innovative outdoor wireless broadband solutions. The company is headquartered in Hong Kong with branches in Shenzhen, and Malaysia.

Dr. Leung also served as the Executive Vice President of Japan’s TDK Corporation, the first non-Japanese officer appointed to the position in its 85-year history. With his innovative thinking and business acumen, Dr. Leung created the company’s 2 most profitable business units and helped TDK to become the world's largest independent supplier of magnetic recording heads for hard disk drives and the world’s leading lithium polymer battery solution provider.

Dr. Leung is a council member of the City University of Hong Kong and was a council member of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He was also an economic advisor for a number of cities in China and for the state of North Dakota in the United States. Dr. Leung served as a member of the 12th Dongguan Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. In the philanthropic arena, Raymond is the co-founder and Chairman of the One Laptop Per Child Asia Pacific Chapter.

Naren Agrawal

Vice Chair, Give2Asia

Dr. Agrawal is a professor in the Department of Operations and Management Information Systems, and has served on the faculty since 1992. Currently, he also serves as the Associate Dean of Faculty. He was a visiting professor at The Wharton School in 1999-2000 and 2000- 2001, and at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, in 2004. He has also worked as a Systems Analyst with Tata Consultancy Services in Bombay, India.
He holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Technology, B.H.U., India; M.S. in Management Science from the University of Texas at Dallas; and an M.A. and Ph. D. in Operations and Information Management from The Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Agrawal’s expertise is in the areas of supply chain management, service supply chain management, and manufacturing competitiveness. He is a co-editor of a book titled Retail Supply Chain Management and has contributed chapters in a number of books. He has published his research in journals such as Harvard Business Review, Interfaces, Operations Research, Naval Research Logistics, IIE Transactions, Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Journal of Retailing, and Production and Operations Management. He serves on the editorial review board of Production and Operations Management and is an Associate Editor for MSOM.
Naren teaches courses in supply chain management and operations management in MBA and executive MBA programs. He has conducted numerous management development seminars internationally and consulted with companies in the retail and high-technology industries.
Dr. Agrawal has received a number of teaching awards including the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence (at Santa Clara University) every year since 1996, and the MBA Core Curriculum Teaching Award at The Wharton School. He is a twice recipient of the Breetwor Fellowship, which is awarded to tenured faculty members who have distinguished themselves as teaching scholars and are making notable service contributions to the School, the University, and the profession. He has also received numerous research grants from the Leavey School of Business and the Retail Management Institute.
He is a Research Faculty Associate of the Retail Workbench Research & Education Center, and a member of INFORMS.

Anita Toy

Board Member, Give2Asia Australia

Birger Stamperdahl

Board Member, Give2Asia Australia

Freda Lam Zietlow

Board Member, Give2Asia

Freda L. Zietlow, CFA, is an international investment and finance executive with over 20 years of institutional investment and private wealth management experience. She is currently Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Fiduciary Trust International. Prior to joining Fiduciary, Freda was Founder and Managing Principal of Peridot Capital Partners.

Freda earned her MBA in Finance and eCommerce from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received her Master of Science in Real Estate from Columbia University. She graduated with high honors from the University of California-Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. She has held the Charter Financial Analyst designation since 2002.

Freda serves and has served on many non-profit and corporate boards. She is currently a Trustee and Investment Committee Chair of Give2Asia, an Endowment Committee and Board Director of Piedmont Council BSA and an active member of the Women Corporate Directors (WCD) Foundation. Freda was until recently an independent Director at Bank of the Orient, an international bank with offices in California, Hawaii, and China.

Jean Paul Warmoes

Board Member, Give2Asia

Mr. Warmoes is Executive Director of the King Baudouin Foundation United States (KBFUS), a U.S. public charity which facilitates thoughtful, effective giving to Europe and Africa. He joined KBFUS’ parent foundation—the King Baudouin Foundation—in 1994. Mr. Warmoes served as KBF’s Director for International Relations and as Secretary to its Africa Prize from 1996 to 2018.

Jonathan Duddles

Board Member, Give2Asia Australia

Jonathan has over 30 years’ leadership experience in the business, arts, community, international development and environment sectors including leadership positions in governance, strategy, business development, and capital fundraising. Jonathan is Director of Development at the Great Barrier Reef Foundation leading a global capital campaign and was previously CEO of Greening Australia in Tasmania and Victoria.

Jonathan is a non-Executive Director and Chair with Tasmanian Youth Orchestra and is a Winston Churchill Fellow and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Jonathan holds a Degree in Engineering with Post Graduate qualifications in Development Studies and Environmental Studies.

Nick Chan

Board Member, Give2Asia Foundation HKSAR

Nick Chan is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, a top ten most global law firm with 45 offices in 20 countries where he serves as Partner (since 2004) with practice group responsibility for Asia Pacific region. Mr. Chan served in-house at two Fortune 100 technology companies AT&T and Cisco Systems where he had regional responsibilities. He serves on the Council of FuHong Society, an NGO focused in helping intellectually disabled people to live with dignity and as an integral part of our community. He is the Honorary Legal Advisor of Origin Charity Foundation which has funded and supported the establishment of many schools in rural Mainland China. He is the Convenor of Tech Response to COVID-19, an NGO focused to use technology to empower ordinary people to control the spread of COVID-19, and to reduce the workload of healthcare workers. Mr. Chan serves on the Hospital Governing Committee of two hospitals in Hong Kong.

Mr. Chan also serves on the DIT committee, Belt and Road committee and as Vice Chairman of the Legal Committee of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Chan is the Chairman of eBRAM International Online Disputes Resolution Centre, a joint community LawTech effort to provide better and more cost-efficient access to justice by adopting and deploying the latest technology and solid legal knowledge. Mr. Chan devotes a lot of time to advance the Rule of Law, innovation, technology, education and the broader community, serving as Legal Aid Services Council member, previously as Law Society Council Member and still Vice Chairman of InnoTech Committee and Belt and Road Committee, as the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Council Member, Chairman of Knowledge Transfer Committee and IPO Industrial Fellowship Enrichment Program Fellow, and as Chairman and committee member for several Hong Kong Government appeal boards, as committee member serving on academic boards at CityU and HKU, and serves on the Entrepreneurship Programme Management Committee for PolyU. Nick also serves as advisory committee member of the Hong Kong Innovation and Technology Venture Fund. Nick publishes widely and is a columnist with a weekly column in a leading newspaper Headline News (頭條日報) to help share legally related information with the public.

Mr. Chan is an elected Hong Kong deputy to the 13th National People's Congress of the People’s Republic of China.

Suzy Antounian

Board Member, Give2Asia

Suzy Antounian has over 20 years of nonprofit management experience, with a focus on strategic planning, program design, institutional development, partnership building and operations. Prior to becoming World Affairs’ COO in 2014, she was Senior Vice President overseeing the Global Philanthropy Forum and its regional affiliates. She also held the position of Vice President for Public Programs at World Affairs for 3 years, overseeing the more than 150 annual programs, its annual conference and weekly NPR program.

Ta-lin Hsu

Board Member, Give2Asia Foundation HKSAR

Yiwen Li

Board Member, Give2Asia

Yiwen Li has broad experience in healthcare investing and global commercialization. She is Director for Corporate Strategy and Business Development at Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI), a medical technology company servicing over 200 million patients worldwide. Previously, she was Director of Global Strategy and Business Development at NantHealth (NASDAQ: NH), where she led the expansion of healthcare technology and precision medicine solutions in Asia, Europe and Middle East. Yiwen started her career at Capital Group, one of the largest asset managers and thereafter, moving to venture investing at NantWorks, a global conglomerate.

Yiwen has over 13 years investment and operation, is well versed in the venture landscape in California and Asia. She is advisor at Ternary Fund Management, a multi strategy fund platform based in Singapore. She is also venture partner Cerracap Cares, a woman-led impact fund focus on education, environment and empowerment.

Yiwen is passionate in connecting East and West, social impact and women empowerment. She serves as a board of director at leading non-profit and foundations including Give2Asia, Asia Society, and C-Sweet. Yiwen received her master’s degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a dual master’s degree in Global Studies from University of Vienna. She is fluent in Mandarin and German. Yiwen is the author of one of the best sellers in China “Make the World Your Playground”, inspiring Chinese women to follow their unique path.

Brieuc Van Damme

Board Member, Give2Asia

Since May 1, 2022, Brieuc Van Damme is the Managing Director of the King Baudouin Foundation (KBF). He holds a Master's Degree in Economics (UNamur, KU Leuven and College of Europe) and teaches health economics at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. Previously, he taught at the École Nationale d’Administration de Kinshasa, DR Congo. He also is the author of the book "The Grey Gold" (2010) and various reports, opinions and articles in scientific papers. Brieuc Van Damme was co-founder and president of the Groupe du Vendredi, a think tank of talented young Belgians, supported by the KBF. From 2011 to 2020 working with the Beglian government, he was successively Health Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Minister for Social Affairs and Public Health, and COVID-19 Advisor to the Prime Minister. During a break from 2017 to 2020 while living in Norway, Brieuc Van Damme founded consultancy Bære Craft Consulting which manages a portfolio of international clients. From December 2020 to January 2022 during the COVID crisis, he was Director General for Healthcare at Belgium’s National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI).

Emeritus Board Members

Ta-lin Hsu

Chair Emeritus, Give2Asia

Bill Kim

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Bill Fuller

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Bill Taylor

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Bo Shao

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Carter Tseng

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

David Arnold

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Eugene Hong

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Leslie Tang Schilling

Board Member Emerita, Give2Asia

Michael Kelly

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Paul Slawson

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Safi Qureshey

Board Member Emeritus, Give2Asia

Teresa Orr

Board Member Emerita, Give2Asia

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